The shirtdress is known for its casual vibe, a piece that one can rely on as an easy and comfortable alternative to other dress shapes. It’s a great go-to for daytime. But, since we’re still in the summer months and nighttime outfits can be more on the casual side, I decided to explore vintage style shirtdresses and dress them up for nighttime or a more formal daytime occasion. The comfort is still there, it’s just a little more polished and a nice nod to retro styling without being in your face.
When I saw this classic white cap-sleeve shirtdress I knew I had to go for a timeless, beautiful look. Think glamorous sunglasses, an envelope clutch, t-strap pumps. Pure ladylike elegance for a memorable summer evening. Mix up your accessories to keep it from looking too reserved, like picking blue pumps instead of a neutral and sparkly but mismatched jewelry. Consider your dress a piece that will always make you look put together, and accessorize accordingly.
Stripes and leopard print? Can you tell we’re inching into fall? These two prints are perfect for the end of summer. You have a cute, breezy navy striped shirtdress paired with the forever beloved leopard print flats. The outfit is preppy and classic all at once, a nice ensemble for a summer night of bar hopping with friends. The red jasper ring adds just a smidge of ’70s style to an easy outfit, while the rest of the jewelry adds just enough shine to keep things playful.
– Julia of Style and Cheek